Full text. Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page. Descriptions and articles about Gastrodiscoides hominis in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular Biology; Wikipedia. Gastrodiscoidiasis, a plant-borne zoonotic disease caused by the intestinal amphistome fluke Gastrodiscoides hominis (Trematoda:Gastrodiscidae). Article ( PDF.

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It is hypothesised that the free cercaria in water bodies accidentally find and penetrate these animals as second intermediate host, where they encsyt as metacercaria.

It is a parasite of a variety of vertebratesincluding humans. International Journal for Parasitology. He noted the distinctive characters such as a tuberculated genital cone, the position of the genital orifice, a smooth ventral disc, and the testes in tandem position.

The species, being hermaphroditehas both male and female reproductive systemsarranged in the posterior region. Flynn’s Parasites of Laboratory Animals 2 ed. Case Report Open Access. Stool examination revealed polyparasites – Fasciola, Gastrodiscoides, Giardia and Entamoeba.

Human gastrodiscoidiasis is endemic in Assam, and to a lesser extent in the Philippines. A simple use of anti-helminthic or antiprotozoals in areas of high endemicity can prevent poor outcome among these patients. Infestation gominis usually asymptomatic, while heavy infection causes diarrhoeavomiting, malabsorption, intestinal obstruction, perforation and eosinophilic leucocytosis [ 45 ].

Indian J Pathol Microbiol. Viral markers were negative. In view of hyper-infestation, she gastroxiscoides given anti-helminthic under polyethylene glycol preparation to purge the dead worms to prevent intestinal obstruction.

Leiper, re-examined the parasite in Infection in both humans and animals is most common through the ingestion of vegetation found in contaminated water.


The first report of infection of pigs was in CochinchinaVietnamin Brownish hyperpigmentation were noted on the extensor aspect of legs Figure 1. The planorbid freshwater snails, Helicorbis coenosus shed the cercariae, cercariae encyst to metacercaria on aquatic plants, or in tadpoles, frogs, and clayfish [ 3 ] and ingested metacercaria excyst to flukes, reside gastrodisfoides the cecum and colon leading to mucoid diarrhea. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

It is generally conceived that the unfertilised eggs are ingested by the snail, but there has been no direct observation. Gastrodiscoidiasis is an infection that is usually asymptomatic and affects the small intestine in animals, such as pigs, to a very mild symptom, but when it occurs in humans it can cause serious health problems and even death. The bladder is in the middle behind the ventral sucker. Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens. The patient was not available for further follow up.

Gastrodiscoides hominis and Fasciolopsis buski use the same molluscan intermediate host species. Stool examination showed bile stained as well as non-bile stained operculated eggs Figures 6 and 9ova along with numerous trophozoites and cysts of Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba histolytica. Patients do not often directly show any symptoms, and if one appears, it indicates that the infection is already at a very high level.

Gastrodiscoides hominis is a common parasite in humans and pigs in certain parts of India. Their description of the internal structure was inaccurate and incomplete. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The miracidium grows into the sporocyst stage. Fischoeder recognised the affinity with other species and tentatively placed it in the genus Gastrodiscus Leuckart, Some drugs that have been proven effective are tetrachloroethyleneat a dosage of 0.


Fasciolopsis buski Fasciolopsiasis Metagonimus yokagawai Metagonimiasis Heterophyes heterophyes Heterophyiasis.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

The first definitive specimen was described from a human subject in The body is covered by a tegument bearing numerous tubercles. The child quickly recovered after proper medication.

The eggs are readily distinguished from those of other trematodes by their rhomboid shape and distinct green colour.

Diphyllobothrium latum Diphyllobothriasis Spirometra erinaceieuropaei Sparganosis Diphyllobothrium mansonoides Sparganosis. The shortcomings of Leiper’s descriptions did not prevent the generic name Gastrodiscoides becoming more and more advocated in gasyrodiscoides early s.

It is an amphistome worm such that the ventral sucker is close to the posterior end. Can’t read the image? Gastrodiscoides Longitudinal section of an adult Scientific classification Kingdom: There were no similar complaints in family members. Archived from the original on Retrieved from ” https: Ciliated and non-ciliated papillae are arranged around the oral sucker. Infective cercariae are produced and are released on water plants or directly infect other aquatic animals, such as fish.

Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

With a fresh look, J. Her stool contained many dead worms for the next three days and she improved symptomatically, with lab values showing rise in serum albumin and was hence discharged.

The genus is hermaphroditehoinis both male and female reproductive system are present. The mouse-deer was Prince of Wales ‘s collection from Malay.